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Report: Arsenic in organic baby formula

submitted on February 16, 2012 by Mama545 in "Member's Lounge"
Baby formulas that use organic brown rice syrup as a sweetener, may be contaminated with high levels of arsenic. The majority of the arsenic that was detected was found to be the type that is a human carcinogen. The study was published in Consumer Reports today.

Researchers at Dartmouth College tested 17 infant formulas. Two of these formulas listed organic brown rice syrup as the primary ingredient. One of these formulas had an arsenic level that was six times the federal legal limit of arsenic allowed in bottled water or public drinking water. It is noted that these high levels are “particularly worrisome for babies because they are especially vulnerable to arsenic’s toxic effects due to their small size.“

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    Posted by gabyperu on February 17, 2012
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    It's worrying to know that arsenic has been found in baby formulas, cereal bars, brown rice and other foods that use organic brown rice syrup.
    Rice is recommended as a substitute for wheat for people with celiac disease and gluten-free diets are promoted for children with autism.
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    Posted by pablos17 on February 17, 2012
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    Just another reason to promote breastfeeding whenever it's possible to do so. And it's much cheaper to breastfeed as well (at least I think -my youngest son nurses so often that my wife has been eating like a horse). Smile
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    Posted by pravallika on February 17, 2012
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    Thanks Mama545 for good information.
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    Posted by pravallika on February 17, 2012 [reply] 0 0
    Any one plz suggest me which formula is good for 11months baby?

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